Ballroom With a Twist-Mas
By Skip Sheffield
Dance for joy this Christmas season Dec. 10-27 when the Wick Theatre, 9701 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, presents the big dance and music variety show, “Ballroom with a Twist-Mas” featuring stars from “Dancing With the Stars,” “So You Think You Can Dance” and “American Idol.”
Revolving headliners are Tristan MacManus, Lacey Schwimmer, Chelsie Hightower, Gleb Savchenko and Jonathan Roberts. One of the brightest of these stars is Lacey Schwimmer, who is not only a lifelong pro dancer but also a choreographer, teacher and costume designer.
“Designing clothes is just another outlet for me,” said Schwimmer from Las Vegas. “I started designing for a small company in the Midwest, then I got picked up by Discount Dance Supply as their first guest artist. Now I am in the process of forming my own company; something that is 100 percent mine. We hope to be ready in mid-2016.”
Lacey Schwimmer was a finalist on “So You Think You Can Dance.” She was on six consecutive seasons of “Dancing With The Stars” and is a co-owner with her family of The 9,000 square-foot Schwimmer Dance Studio, a competitive dance studio in Redlands, California. Most recently she was co-host of “Dancing With The Stars All Access.” She holds multiple U.S. and World titles for Swing Dance and International Latin. She says the touring show, directed and choreographed by Jaymz Tuaileva, has a little something for everyone.
“The show is primarily dancing with some narration, but it is more about the talent,” she says. “It is Christmas-themed with a really good variety of entertainment. The cast is exceptionally talented. I am proud to be part of it.”
Headliners are Lacey Schwimmer and Jonathan Roberts Dec. 10-13; Chelsie Hightower and Jonathan Roberts Dec. 16-20, and Elena Samodanova, Tristan MacManus and Gleb Savchenko Dec. 23-27. There are more than a dozen supporting performers. Evening shows are 7:30 p.m. and matinees are 2 p.m. Tickets are $85 and $95. Call 561-995-2333 or go to www.thewick.org.